The First Angry Man

Prop 13, the campaign to slash property taxes, launched a tax revolt that continues today.

Howard Jarvis’s 1978 ballot initiative, Proposition 13, changed everything in the nation. “The First Angry Man” unpacks the campaign that slashed property taxes in California and launched a nationwide tax revolt that continues unabated today. In the 40 years since Proposition 13, the nation has witnessed historic growth in economic inequality and the unraveling of America’s safety net.

The First Angry Man is a local public television program presented by PBS SoCal | KCET.